Photos by WILL KNOCKER:
Brian Finch the NNP afficianado & bird expert has just identified the 529th sp. of bird for NNP.
Above a Crowned eagle with it’s leopard-like talons…..
Kori bustard, the world’s heaviest flying bird…..
Marabou stork which breeds in the city centre & feeds at the city rubbish dump…..
Malachite kingfisher on the Empakasi river….
The park is a major breeding area for Crowned cranes….
Great white pelicans pass through from time to time……..
Hamerkop- a frog-eater, in it’s element……
There are currently large numbers of Helmeted guineafowl in the park after a successful breeding year: food for Martial eagles (2 pairs at least in the park: see next post………)